As I sit here, glancing out the window at the recent mountain of snow that we received here in The Berkshires, I am finding it hard to believe that in just a few short days I will be escaping to a much different climate.
Some months ago, The Boca Raton Resort & Club contacted us and asked if I would come down and design a dinner. How could I say no? A site visit was planned, and before I knew it, I was stepping onto the beach in Florida, sweating in my boots. For a quick 48 hours I had to absorb as much as I could about the area, and how to work with native and invasive species that grow there. Needless to say, the terrain is very different from The Berkshires and since we focus on what's growing in the area during the season for our events, cooking with pineapple and foraged coconuts has never been on my radar. The past few weeks have been very interesting, working remotely and designing an event from over 1,300 miles away. That being said, I could not be happier with the Boca Team for facilitating all of my crazy ideas and being the ones to spearhead all of the food preparation.
All the of the recipe testing and conversations will culminate in an intimate immersive dining experience next Thursday, February 11th, and truth be told, I could not be more excited.
As Heirloom Fire moves forward with our approach toward complete guest captivation, the story telling element has never been more important for us. When we are children, we are told bedtime stories and watch cartoons, and as adults we have our sitcoms and movies to help expand our imagination. Our goal with these types of dinners is to transport you back to your childhood with a story telling experience through food.
This dinner will focus on the history of Boca Raton with a walking "cocktail hour" and multi course, outdoor experiential dinner where things aren't as they seem to be.
If I have your interest is piqued and you are in the area or looking to escape to the sun, more details are available by clicking here